Special Programs

Performance Opportunities

The music department offers many opportunities throughout the year for performances both at the College and within the community.

  • Hood String Ensemble — Directed by RoseAnn Markow Lester, who is also director of the Preparatory Division Community Program. For information about the string ensemble, contact RoseAnn Lester at 301-696-3431, or via email at lesterr@hood.edu
  • Hood Wind Ensemble — Directed by Brian D. Hinkley. For information about the wind ensemble, contact Brian Hinkley at 301-696-3423, or via email at bdhinkley@verizon.net"
  • Hood Choir — directed by Lynn Staininger, director of choral activities. For more information about the Hood choral program, call 301-696-3875 or email staininger@hood.edu.
  • Hood Chamber Singers — Directed by Lynn Staininger. This group is a smaller group of auditioned singers.
  • Hood Early Music Ensemble — Directed by William Simms. For more information, call 301-696-3430 or email wsimmsxkstevens@netzero.net
  • Hood Jazz Ensemble — Directed by J. Kevin Lewis. For more information, email jkevinlewis@msn.com

Community Programs

The Hood College Music Department provides many opportunities for members of the local community of all ages to enrich their lives with music. The Preparatory Music Division offers lessons in many instruments and sponsors a variety of concerts, recitals, and master classes.  

The Department of Music offers many recitals and concerts to the general public. For up-to-date information about concerts, please visit the Upcoming Events Calendar.